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Apple patents ultra-compact folding telephoto lens for mobile devices

04/19/2016, 12:04 pm

The days of being forced to deal with a bulbous camera bump to enjoy optical zoom in a smartphone may soon be over, as Apple has invented a new variety of compact telephoto lens system.

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Apple chip supplier TSMC says 7nm tech entering mass production in first half of 2018

04/19/2016, 09:04 am

One of Apple's primary chip manufacturers, TSMC, confirmed in a Tuesday report to shareholders that it plans to trial 7-nanometer production in the first half of next year, working towards mass production in the first half of 2018.

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Japan earthquake halts some iPhone camera production, but little disruption expected

04/18/2016, 09:04 am

An earthquake centered near Japan's Kyushu island has forced Apple supplier Sony to close its Kumamoto image sensor factory -- which supplies components for use in the iPhone -- indefinitely, but the company does not believe deliveries will be affected.

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Apple expected to ditch aluminum, release glass-backed iPhone with OLED display in 2017

04/17/2016, 01:04 pm

Apple reportedly plans to shake up the materials used for the iPhone in 2017, abandoning the aluminum casing it has used for years and returning to the glass chassis championed with the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4s.

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iPhone SE vs. iPhone 6: How Apple's cheaper, more powerful phone shakes things up

04/17/2016, 05:04 am

Although they're still on sale, and potentially tempting, there's really no reason you should be buying an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus in early 2016 -- even if you're not interested in the iPhone SE.

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Facing 'sluggish sales,' Apple said to continue reduced iPhone production through June quarter

04/15/2016, 02:04 pm

Apple has apparently signaled to its suppliers that it plans to maintain reduced output of the flagship iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus through the end of the June quarter, suggesting that year-over-year declines could continue, according to a new report.

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Apple reportedly taps Samsung to supply 5.5" OLED iPhone panels in 2017

04/14/2016, 10:04 pm

Riding on the back of rumors that Apple plans to make the switch to OLED display technology, a report on Thursday claims Samsung has won a three-year contract to supply the iPhone maker with 5.5-inch panels starting in 2017.

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FBI requests warrant to unlock iPhone 5c connected to California murder investigation

04/14/2016, 03:04 pm

Rather than seeking Apple's assistance, the FBI plans to work with its own San Diego Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory to obtain data from a seized iPhone 5c involved in a murder investigation, if it is awarded a warrant to do so.

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Ticket reseller Rukkus adds 360-degree seat views, Google Cardboard VR support to iPhone app

04/14/2016, 01:04 pm

Ticket marketplace Rukkus is stepping into the virtual reality field with a new update to its iOS app, allowing users to sample the view from their seats in an arena in a more immersive way before they complete their purchase.

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Leaked iPhone app suggests Samsung preparing iOS support for Gear S2 smart watch

04/14/2016, 01:04 pm

An unfinished app for managing Samsung's Gear S2 smartwatch has quietly appeared online, which may hint that Samsung is nearly ready to deliver on its promised iOS support.

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Rumor again claims Apple's 'iPhone 7' will ditch headphone jack for Lightning EarPods, sport Smart Connector

04/13/2016, 01:04 pm

The design for the next-generation "iPhone 7" may have already leaked, a new report claims, adding new details about Bluetooth EarPods that will allegedly pair and charge through the Lightning port.

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Meizu's new Pro 6 smartphone mimics Apple's iPhone 6s design & 3D Touch

04/13/2016, 11:04 am

Chinese smartphone maker Meizu -- well-known for copying Apple's iPhone designs in its products -- on Wednesday announced the Pro 6, a phone which not only imitates design elements from the iPhone 6s but one of its signature features, 3D Touch.

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New York City's MTA plans to debut smartphone-based transit payments by mid-2018

04/13/2016, 11:04 am

The Metropolitan Transit Authority of New York issued a public bid on Wednesday, asking for proposals for a new contactless ticketing system to replace the MetroCard, and potentially allow iPhone users to pay for public transit on their smartphone.

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Apple rolls out 24-month corporate iPhone & iPad lease plans in India [u]

04/13/2016, 02:04 am

In an apparent bid to boost sales in India and gain a foothold in the developing market, Apple on Tuesday began offering corporate customers in the region attractive two-year lease plans for iPhone and iPad starting at 999 rupees (about $15) per month [updated].

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Adobe updates Post with Live Photos support, Airmail comes to iPad with Split View

04/12/2016, 02:04 pm

Adobe on Tuesday updated its Post graphics design tool for iOS with several new features, including Live Photos support. Bloop meanwhile updated the iOS version of its Airmail email client, bringing it to the iPad for the first time along with other major improvements.

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New York law could allow roadside 'textalyzer' checks for distracted driving

04/12/2016, 11:04 am

Drivers in New York might soon be subject to on-the-spot analysis of their mobile phones to determine whether they were distracted by their devices in the run-up to accidents, if a proposed law passes the state legislature.

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Apple pulls, then reinstates several Reddit clients from App Store over 'Not Safe for Work' toggle

04/12/2016, 09:04 am

Apple briefly removed several popular Reddit clients from the App Store, after it began cracking down on a feature allowing users to toggle whether "not safe for work" content is displayed by default.

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Microsoft adds contextual edit commands to Office for iPhone, Google makes Now more iPad-friendly

04/11/2016, 03:04 pm

Microsoft on Monday updated its Office apps for iOS with new contextual functions on the iPhone, while Google updated its iOS search app to better sort Now information cards on the iPad.

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Apple's iPhone SE brings poor Bluetooth call quality for some users

04/11/2016, 01:04 pm

Some early adopters of the small but state-of-the-art iPhone SE have reported trouble with the audio quality of phone calls made over Bluetooth headsets and ear pieces, an issue which Apple is said to be investigating internally.

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US shoppers increasingly buying iPhones from carriers instead of Apple

04/11/2016, 11:04 am

A growing number of Americans are choosing to buy their iPhones from carrier outlets and websites, instead of directly from Apple's website and retail stores, recent research data indicates.

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